Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MIMMS (SOUTH)

MIMMS (SOUTH), a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Barnet district, Middlesex. The village stands near the boundary with Herts, 1¾ mile W of PottersBar r. station, and 3½ N by W of Barnet; was anciently called Mymes and Mymmys; and has a post office under Barnet, London N, a police station, a good inn, and a weekly Wednesday market, dating from the time of Henry II., long defunct, and revived in 1851. The parish contains also the village of Potters-Bar, and part of the town of Barnet. Acres, 5,153. Real property, £17,096. Pop. in 1851,2,825; in 1861,3,238. Houses, 650. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Lenknors; passed to the Scropes and the Windsors; and belongs now to the Marquis of Salisbury. Wrotham Park is the seat of the Earl of Strafford; Dyrham Park, of Capt. J. Trotter; Bridgefoot, of S. O. Percival, Esq.; Norfolk Lodge, of B. F. Smith, Esq.; and Dancers House, of W. R. Price, Esq. The surface is diversified, and the scenery is beautiful. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London. Value, £310. * Patron, W. P. Hammond, Esq. The church was built in 1130; has a W tower, overgrown with ivy; was recently in disrepair; and contains a piscina and two old brasses. The p. curacies of Potters-Bar and Barnet-Christchurch are separate benefices. There are a Roman Catholic cha pel, two national schools, a British school, an orphan home, a female mission training home, three suites of alms houses, and other charities £18.—The sub-district contains also three parishes electorally in Herts. Acres, 14,186. Pop., 5,381. Houses, 1,104.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: South Mimms CP/AP       South Mimms SubD       Barnet PLU/RegD       Middlesex AncC
Place names: MIMMS     |     MIMMS SOUTH     |     MYMES     |     MYMMYS     |     SOUTH MIMMS
Place: South Mimms

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